Bat Handprint Craft for Halloween

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Get ready for the spooktacular arrival of the spooky season with these Halloween activities for kids! It’s that time of year when we bring out the paint and let our creativity soar. Download our free bat handprint craft template below and embark on a delightful journey to create a unique and adorable keepsake.

Get messy with the kids and cherish the happy memories you’ll create together. This craft is not only easy but also a fantastic way to engage in hands-on creativity.

Let the Halloween spirit guide you as you dive into these exciting activities, combining creativity and education.

bat handprint

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Handprint Bat Craft for Halloween

You probably have all of the supplies you need to make this fun little bat handprint craft.

Craft supplies needed to make a handprint bat:

Crayola Washable Kids Paint, Assorted Bold Colors, PaintingCrayola Washable Kids Paint, Assorted Bold Colors, PaintingHandy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16Handy Art Little Masters Tempera Paints Set, 16Arts and Crafts for Kids Girls Ages 8-12Arts and Crafts for Kids Girls Ages 8-12Made By Me Handprint Frame, DIY Picture FrameMade By Me Handprint Frame, DIY Picture Frame


How to use the bat handprint template

Print out the free template below, it will print out on three full pages and will print out landscape. Make sure to check the printer settings.

If you are printing on colored paper please only print the first page. The second and third pages are the Halloween stickers, and these will definitely look better printed on white paper.

This bat template printable is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

The first page is the bat handprint template.

bat handprint craft

The other two pages are stickers that you can cut around and add to the ghost handprint art.

halloween stickers

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprint they want to use. We decided to use a dark blue paint, but black paint would be more realistic.

handpainting with blue

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

handpainting blue

Cover their hands with paint and place their hands upwards with the palm of their hands on the side of the bat’s face. Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hands up carefully, ensuring you don’t smudge the handprints.

Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes and stickers.

Cut out the stickers and let the kids decide whether they want to add them to this picture or to another one.

bat handprint template

The stickers might be a fun way to decorate the trick-or-treat bags too.

And if you’re a fan of handprint crafts, don’t miss out on our alphabet handprint series, a fun and interactive way for kids to learn the alphabet.

Other Halloween activities you are going to love:

We love to have fun in our homeschool, and whether you are a teacher or a mom you are going to love our Mad libs for Halloween. There are 2 pages to download for free and have fun with. My son hates to write, but LOVES to play mad libs!

If you are looking for educational things to do over Halloween check out our favorite homeschool Halloween activities.

Learn all about the bat with our free life cycle of a bat worksheet, perfect for kids in grades 2-5, and parts of a bat worksheet.

Don’t just create a bat handprint, why not (as you have the paints out) make your very own spider handprint art?


halloween handprint templates

Download Free Bat Handprint Craft Printable

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 15 July 2023 by homeschoolof1

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